Within the last day, there have been reports on a couple of starting pitchers who will be missing significant time due to injuries.
The bigger name, Max Scherzer, departed his start last night due to soreness in his left side. This morning, the news came out, via Jon Heyman on Twitter, that he has been diagnosed with an oblique strain. That is a big blow for the New York Mets, who are without Jacob deGrom until July, although the Mets have a six game lead in the N.L. East, which helps soften the blow. There’s no indication as to yet in regards to how long Scherzer will be out, but an oblique injury can sideline a pitcher for up to 2-3 months in some cases.